Monthly Archives: March 2011

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Blindness isn’t Black

Blindness isn’t Black

Hello Educators! I want to extend a special invitation to those of you in the KC area to attend our exhibit, “Blindness Isn’t Black,” a VSA Missouri statewide touring exhibit of work by nine artists with disabilities. In 2009 VSA Missouri published Blindness isn’t Black, an anthology of work by 23 Missouri artists and writers

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Spring has Arrived!!

Let’s talk about some Web 2.0 Tools that will inspire Creative and Colorful Projects to pop up in your Classroom! Students love to learn new ways of expressing themselves and finding new creative outlets.  We have heard of some of the popular Web 2.0 tools that are classroom friendly like Wordle, Voicethread, and Animoto. Prezi

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National Poetry Month

It is almost National Poetry Month!  Take some time out to read some poetry! I have enclosed 30 ways to share poetry in your classroom from Poets.org.. If you have more ideas please share. Have a great Poetry Month! Enjoy! 30 Ways to Celebrate         Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day The idea

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Symbaloo

STAR Discovery Educators can now take advantage of a special (and free) offer from Symbaloo. Simply follow the link after you log in to the DEN site. Is anyone currently using this site?  Would love to read about it, if you would care to comment.

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It is time to leverage

Education needs to move forward.   The status quo is not productive.  Many more children and young people can benefit from good, solid learning opportunities. As leaders we need to leverage technology, the thinking of many, our collective resources, and the opportunities around us to meet the challenges of making schools dramatically more effective places of

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8. Discovery Streaming and….

Gifted and Talented Students So, I’ve recently taken an online course on differentiating instruction for GT students.   Differentiating instruction can certainly be a challenge in today’s heterogeneously grouped classrooms., but with a bit of help from Discovery it can be done.  Here are a few ideas to start with: Tiered Assignments — covering the same

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New England Day of Discovery

There are not enough exceptional adjectives to describe  these terrific days of learning and networking provided by Discovery Education.  This past Saturday in Brockton, MA was no exception. The four (plus) hour drive was well worth it, despite the few side bars while going to and from the new, refreshing and colorful, Mary E. Baker school.

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JB + JC + FB + GE3D = A Better Mousetrap for Teaching Julius Caesar

“So, your teaching Julius Caesar and that means you’re in Rome. What do you eat in Rome — Italian Ice, right?” Jen Brinson in AM Class So Jennifer Brinson began her Google Earth Tour with 8 varieties of Italian Ice for my tenth grade students who are currently working on putting the characters from the

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